Showing posts from June, 2020

Consumer Credit Counseling Service Announces FREE Weekly Credit Reports: Encourages all to Check their Credit!

The financial impact of the pandemic continues to cause suffering throughout the nation. This time there is a different reason. Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) is now fearing people may suffer from impacts to credit scores due to credit reporting errors—through no fault of their own. At the beginning of the pandemic, lenders and credit reporting systems were inundated with requests for extensions, forbearances etc. The uniqueness of the situation along with its urgency, high emotions and lack of established guidelines may result in inaccuracies recorded on many credit reports. The current situation is that thousands in our region may have substantial errors on their credit reports—and the onus is on consumers to make sure that their credit reports are accurate.   When credit reports show negative information, even if it is a mistake, the consequences can be very detrimental and long lasting. Having negative entries on your credit report can easily make

Consumer Credit Counseling Service Announces Free Virtual Workshops

Consumer Credit Counseling Service Announces Free Virtual Workshops : “Dollars and Sense”—Budgeting & Debt Control Thursday June 4th at 1:00 pm “Credit Counts”—Managing & Repairing Credit Thursday June 11th at 1:00 pm Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) continues to see people of all financial levels suffer as a result of the pandemic and encourages people to come to us, as soon as possible so we can help them access options for financial relief and provide some much needed encouragement during these times. CCCS will help Western New York residents through free financial checkups by phone and through workshops to be held during June. CCCS has been providing free financial checkups since March and offering Virtual Workshops since April. The “Dollars and Sense”—Budgeting & Debt Control Workshop will be held on Thursday June 4th at 1:00 pm Topics include:   Setting goals Budgeting techniques Creative ways to save